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vintage girls dress knitting pattern from 1930s

P2647-Dress: Great child's dress knitting pattern from late 1930s. This pretty dress is to fit 24 inch chest and length 21 inches. Due to tension probably knitted in a 4ply, but always work a tension square so you can change needles if needed to get the correct size with the wool that you chose. Nice flounce collar and gored skirt.

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little girls dress and knickers knitting pattern from 1940s PA388-5dress: Great vintage little girl's dress and knickers knitting pattern from 1940s. There are instructions in this pattern for the dress with picot hem and little knickers. To fit 20 inch chest, the dress is 17 inches shoulder to hem, but this is adjustable. Originally worked in a 3ply so if you would like to use a modern 4ply work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage little girls knitting pattern for cardigan with check design 1940s PA388-7bolero: Vintage knitting pattern for little bolero from 1940s. This sweet little jacket is knitted in a 3ply to fit 18-19 inch chest and 20-21 inch chest. Simple fair isle. Always work a tension square - for larger size use 4ply, and allow an extra ball of main colour.

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vintage knitting pattern for girls and boys bunny twinset knitting pattern 1940s PA388-10: Great vintage little boy's or girl's twin set with rabbits embroidered on the fronts, from 1940s. This sweet little set is to fit 20-21 inch chest and 22-23 inch chest in vintage 3ply. Try modern 3ply or 4ply and change needles to get the correct measurements. The jumper has also rabbits and cat and dog on a wall along bottom, embroidered when completed.

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vintage childs tyrolean style jacket 1940s

Patons 53c: Great vintage girl's Tyrolean jacket knitting pattern from late 1940s. This design is knitted in double knitting wool and is to fit 28, 30 and 32 inch chest. Always work a tension square. The embroidery is worked once jacket is finished.

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vintage girls double breasted jacket knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 81c: Great vintage girl's double breasted jacket knitting pattern from late 1940s. This design has a snug colour and set in sleeves and is to fit 2, 26 and 28 inch chest and is worked in Fisherman's Rib pattern. Always knit a tension square.

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girls riding jumper knitting pattern 1940s Patons 93c: Great vintage girl's polo neck riding jumper knitting pattern from late 1940s. Always work a tension square, this one is in a double knitting, with nice deep rib and snug polo collar. To fit 6-12 years or 26, 28 and 30 inch chest. Choose a thick double knitting for this one.

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vintage boys v neck school jumper knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 142c: Great vintage boy's V neck pullover knitting pattern from 1940s. This wide rib style was usually for school and with raglan sleeves fitted well. Nice deep ribs and knitted in vintage 4ply that should knit to a modern 4ply well, always work a tension square. To fit 8-10 years or 28 inch chest.

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vintage girls cardigna with fair isle trim knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 148c: Great vintage girl's cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This design is to fit 8-10 years or a 28 inch chest in 4ply, always work a tension square. With fitted sleeves and a small boarder of simple fair isle it is classic of its time.

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vintage girsl cardigan knitting pattern 1940s Patons 176: Great vintage child's ribbed cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This design has nice deep rib, shallow V neck and set in sleeves. to fit 1-2 years, 3-4 years5-6 years or 21,23 and 25 inch chest. Try modern 4ply for this one in a tension square.

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vintage girls cardigan knitting pattern 1940s Patons 177: Great vintage knitting pattern for little girl's cardigan from 1940s. This classic lace design with garter stitch border is so pretty. to fit 1-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, or 20, 22 and 25 inch chest.

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vintage boys v neck jumper knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 234c: Great vintage boy's v neck jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This design has mock cables and is knitted in vintage 4ply that would be similar to modern double knitting wool. Always work a tension square. To fit 6-8 years or 26 inch chest and 10-12 years or 30 inch chest.

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vintage girls cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s Patons 235c: Great vintage cardigan knitting pattern for little girl from 1940s. This design is a button through with nice deep rib and easy pattern. Try modern 4ply for this one in a tension square. To fit 3-4 years or 23 inch chest.

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vintage fair isle childs jumper 1940s

Patons 269c:Great childs fair isle jumper vintage knitting pattern 1940s.  This pattern will suit a 2-3 year old or 22 inch chest and is in easy fair isle, great introduction this one and is in modern 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. The colour suggested are white ground with pink, green and blue - very typical of the era.

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vintage girls twin set knitting pattren 1940s Patons 287c: Great vintage girl's twin set knitting pattern from 1940s. This design has instructions for the cardigan with lace patterning down fronts and the jumper shown below with repeat of lace pattern at yoke. Knitted in vintage 3ply try modern 4ply in a tension square, this should work. To fit 10-12 years or 30 inch chest.

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Patons 287c: This is the short sleeved jumper that is included in the above pattern.
vintage boys tank top or slipover jumper 1940s

Patons 294c: Great vintage knitting pattern for little girl's dress 1940s. To fit 2 years old, no chest measurement given. Knitted in vintage 3ply, but modern 4ply might work better with this one. Try a tension square and change needles if needed. Very easy to knit this one - great for authenticity for costume in theatre, film, period events and museum displays.

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vintage boys tank top 1940s

Patons 296c: Great vintage boy's tank top or sleeveless pullover 1940s. This is a great style with low round neck and deep rib to fit 5-6 years - great for school under a blazer or jacket in the winter. To fit 25 inch chest and knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.

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boys slip over from 1940s to fit 6-8 yers knitted in 4ply

Patons 310C: Great vintage boy's slip over knitting pattern from 1940s. This classic from wartime Britain is knitted in vintage 3ply that should now be similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 6-8 years or 26 inch chest. Great for school projects or re-enactment weekends. V neck with deep rib.

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vintage girl's yoke neck jumper knitting pattern for wartime 1940s

Patons 311C: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's yoke jumper from 1940s. This great wartime pattern is to fit 27 inch chest or 7-8 years. Knitted in modern 4ply, always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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boys slip over knitting pattern from 1940s

Patons 318C: Great vintage boy's slip over knitting pattern from 1940s. This classic from wartime Britain is knitted in vintage 3ply that should now be similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 3-4 years or 23 inch chest. Great for school projects or re-enactment weekends. V neck with deep rib.

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vintag boys sweater sleeveless tank top knitting pattern 1940s

Patons 331c: Great vintage boy's round neck tank top or sleeveless pullover knitting pattern 1940s. This one is to fit 9-11 years or chest 29 inches. Easy pattern with wide rib and twisted mock cable with deep welt.

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vintage girls fuzzy wuzzy cardigan vintage knitting pattern angora patons

Patons 391c: Great vintage fuzzy wuzzy girls cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. These little cardigans and boleros were so popular in the 1950s every little girl had one! Now they are lovely for christenings, weddings, confirmations and parties. This little one is a cardigan to fit 3-4 years, 4-5 years and 5-6 years 22-25 inch chest. The bands are knitted in plain 4ply - angora or fuzzy wuzzy knitted to modern 4ply tension.  Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Modern angora can be bought from Orkney Angora in Scotland. 

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vintage girls dress knitting pattern from 1930s

Patons 395c: Great vintage girl's dress knitting pattern from early 1930s. This design has flared skirt and square neck, with self belt. Knitted in a vintage wool that would be similar to modern double knitting. Always work a tension square. To fit 28 inch chest. Length from shoulder to hem26 inches, but this is adjustable.

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vintage little girls jumper with picot ridge yoke to fit 3 and 4 years

Patons 413c: Great vintage little girl's jumper with picot edge yoke form 1940s. This little jumper is to fit 3 and 4.5 years old or a 23 and 24 inch chest. knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Easy to knit and cutely retro.

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vintage girls jumper suit knitting pattern 1940s Patons 688c: Great vintage girl's jumper suit knitting pattern from early 1940s. These were so popular, this wide band jumper and pleated skirt is knitted in vintage 4ply to fit 28 inch chest or 9-10 years - great for re-enactment weekends.

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vintage little girl's cardigan knitting pattern 1940s Patons 809c: Great vintage cardigan knitting pattern for little girl's from 1940s. these very typical designs are easy to knit and have V necks - to fit 9 months to 2 years or chest 18, 20 and 22 inch chest and are knitted in modern 4ply. Always work a tensions square.

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vintage girls bunny wool angora fuzzy wuzzy bolero knitting pattern patons 832 1950s

Patons 832c: Great vintage fuzzy wuzzy girls bolero knitting pattern 1940s. This little bolero is to fit 4-5 years and fits 25 inch chest. Great for that special occasion - wedding , christenings parties - fabulous! 

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vintage girls bolero knitting pattern bunny wool angora patons 833

Patons 833c: Great vintage fuzzy wuzzy girls bolero knitting pattern 1940s. These little boleros were so popular in the 1950s every little girl had one! Now they are lovely for christenings, weddings, confirmations and parties. This little one is a cardigan to fit 9-12 years 28 and 30 inch chest. Angora or fuzzy Wuzzy knitted to modern 4ply tension.  Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Modern angora can be bought from Orkney Angora in Scotland.

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Patons 879C: Great vintage little girl's twin set knitting pattern from 1940's. This little set is to fit 24inch chest or 4-6 year olds. Try modern fine 4ply for this set and adjust needles to get the correct size. Always work a tension square.

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vintage tirls bunny wool angora bolero knitting pattern patons 900 fuzzy wuzzy 1950s Patons 900c: Great vintage fuzzy wuzzy girls bolero knitting pattern 1950s. These little boleros were so popular in the 1950s every little girl had one! Now they are lovely for christenings, weddings, confirmations and parties. This little one is a cardigan to fit 6-8 years 26 inch chest. Angora or fuzzy wuzzy knitted to modern 4ply tension.  Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Modern angora can be bought from Orkney Angora in Scotland. These little silver patterns are very collectable now. 

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girls tyrolean jacket knitting pattern from 1950s

Patons 912C: Great vintage Tyrolean jacket knitting pattern for young girl from 1940s.  Worked in thicker wool so a modern double knitting should work but always work a tension square. The design is embroidered on after completion. To fit 26 inch chest or 6-8 year olds. I have ladies Tyrolean style jackets and cardigans on the ladies pages. These were top fashion in the 1930s and 1940s.

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vintage childs knitting pattern for bed jacket

Patons 924BJ: Bed jacket for 7-12 year old in the equivalent to 3ply.  Easy to knit and lovely to wear - cut down on heating and wrap up!! Makes a great Christmas gift, so easy a beginner or child could knit this, by adding more stitches and more rows it will fit older children, granny or mum! Two designs in one pattern.    (click to go to girl's Bed Jackets page)

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patons skirt and jumper knitting pattern from 1940s for little girl

Patons 950c: Great vintage girl's suit knitting pattern from 1940s. This sweet little wartime pattern is for  pleated skirt and jumper with long or short sleeves. To fit 7-9 years old or 26 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply.

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vintage boys knitting pattern for shorts and jumper 1940s Patons  952c: Great vintage knitting pattern for two jumper suits for boy's from 1940s. These would fit 2-4 years and are knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. Chest 22 and 24 inches. There are pictures on the back page of patterns that were available at the time - all of which are elsewhere on my site.

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boys zip jacket knitting pattern from 1940s

Patons 961C: Great vintage jacket knitting pattern for teenage boy from 1940s. This smart nicely styled jacket with zip and collar mock pockets is in a fancy rib and should fit 10-12 years or a 30 inch chest, worked in double knitting wool. Always work a tension square.

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girls 1920s stripe jumper knitting pattern

Patons 2179: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern from 1920s. This super design with the unusual neck line has instructions for long and short sleeves. Neat and unusual knitted in a yarn that would be similar to modern double knitting, always work a tension square. Shown on a 14 year old girl with 29 inch chest, but a change of needles and will easily fit smaller or larger girl or young lady. Interesting pictures on the back page of other patterns available at the time.

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little girls dress knitting pattern

Patons 2319c: A fabulous vintage pattern from the 1920's knitted in vintage 3ply, try tension square as modern 4ply might work better. In stunning condition. chest 24", length from shoulder to hem (adjustable) 19"

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vintage patons knitting pattern form 1930s for little girls dress

Patons 2484c: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from 1920s. This pattern is for a little dress to fit 24 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. So sweet.

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girls vintage button up knitting pattern from 1930s Patons 2574c: Great vintage girl's cardigan knitting pattern from early1930s. This lovely pattern is knitted in thicker wool than was usual in this era, but one familiar to latter knitters - Totem which is between double knitting and an Aran - so try a thinnish Aran or a thickish double knitting, work a tension square and change needles to get the correct tension. To fit 31 inch bust/chest, pictured on a girl of 13 years old.

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vintage 1930s knitting pattern for girls dress

Patons 2644c: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from early 1930s. This design is to fit 24 inch chest and length 18 inches, but this is adjustable. A vintage 3ply was suggested so try a modern 4ply in a tension square. Pretty pattern skirt, puff sleeves and collar with bow is so very much of the era, but still beautifully retro.

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vintage girls dress knitting pattern from 1930s

Patons 2645c: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from 1920s. This pattern is for a little dress to fit 23 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square, you may need to change down a needles size. Very pretty, dainty design. This pattern has some interesting pictures on the back page of other patterns that were available at the time.

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vintage childs dress knitting patterns 1940s

Patons 3687c: Great vintage childs dress knitting pattern 1930s. Two little dresses to fit 20" or 22" chest. worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and see if you need to change needles. Length is 15 or 16 inches, but this can be varied. Great for that retro look this Christmas.

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vintage girls suit knitting pattern from 1930s knitting pattern

Patons 3690c: Great vintage little girl's suit knitting pattern from 1930s. This lovely pattern is for  pleated skirt and stripe jumper with little cardigan to match. To fit 24 inch chest for jumper and 27 inch chest for the cardigan it says to fit 7 years old. always work a tension square and try modern double knitting wool or 4ply for a smaller fit.

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boys trouser suits for toddlers 1930s patons 3707 Patons 3707c: Great vintage knitting pattern for little boy's suits from 1930s. This pattern has instructions for both design which are knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting if you prefer to knit in this ply and change needles to get the correct tension. To fit 22  and 24 inch chest. The one on the left has buttons at side of neck on shoulder.

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vintage girls jumper knitting patterm from 1930s

Patons 2741c: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern from 1930s. This design has a nice deep rib and round neck and fits beautifully, with cable panels. Knitted in a vintage 4ply that should be similar to a modern 4ply.  To fit 30 inch bust/chest Always work a tension square.

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1930s boys knitting pattern for jumper

Patons 2762c: Great vintage boy's slip over knitting pattern from 1930s. This is a super design with neat V neck and deep rib. Knitted in vintage 4ply that is similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square. To fit a 30 inch chest.

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vintage 1930s girls jumper knitting pattern

Patons 3708c: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern from early 1930s. This is a classic school design knitted in 4ply wool, always work a tension square. To fit 26, 28 and 30 inch chest.

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vintage boys jumper knitting patterns 1930s

Patons 3802c: Great vintage boy's period jumpers knitting pattern from 1930s. This pair look cracking in their slip overs (tank tops) two different designs to fit two and half to three and half years and the other one is to fit  four and half to five and half. 23 and 25 inch chest. Both have V necks. Worked in vintage 4ply so try modern double knitting as needles suggest this wool will work better. Always work a tension square. Very easy to knit this one - great for authenticity for costume in theatre, film, period events and museum displays.

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children's outdoor set knitting pattern 1930s

Patons 4911: Great vintage boys and girls outdoor set knitting pattern from 1930s. This little set is to fit 23 inch chest, which is about 18months -2 years old depending on size of child. Try modern 4ply and change size of needle if needed, always work a tension square. Little boy's coat is double breasted - little girl's is shown on the cover. Legginettes come over the top of the shoe.

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PAU209-11: Great vintage girl's knitting pattern for cardigan from 1940s. Knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting. To fit 29 inch chest. Always work a tension square. Nice deep V and lots of lovely buttons.

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vintage girls bolero knitting patterns

PAU209-13: Great vintage girl's round neck jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This design is knitted in a vintage 3ply, so try a modern 4ply that is fine, preferably merino wool. To fit 30 inch chest. Always work a tension square.  Timeless classic in neat style.

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girls vintage bolero knitting patterns PAU209-15:  Great vintage girl's round neck bolero knitting pattern from 1940s. This design is knitted in a double knitting wool for this. Always work a tension square.  To fit 28 and 32 inch chest. Timeless classic in neat style with little pockets.

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vintage silk dres knitting pattern 1930s little girls

Pearsall's Audrey: Great vintage knitting pattern for silk dress for little girl 1930s. This Pattern is to fit 3-4 years, 24 inch chest and knitted in a silk or cotton yarn that would be similar to a 3ply. There are instructions how to handle silk yarn as it can be difficult and the lustre can be damaged with over handling. A rayon or synthetic silk or lustre cotton of fine ply would work well too. Also try modern 3ply pure wool or silk mix. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Some lovely pictures of patterns that were available at the time are on the back page.

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vintage girls dress baby childs knitting pattern for dress 1940s

Pearsalls 413: Great vintage knitting pattern for very pretty girl's dress from 1930/40s. Knitted in rayon - a silky yarn similar to silk which knitted to a 4ply weight. To fit  age 4-5 years or 26 inch chest. Always do a tension square for these old patterns. modern cotton or synthetic silk will work if the right thickness, compare with 4ply wool. Change needles to get a good size if needed.

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girls embroidered twin set knitting pattern from 1940s

Penelope M1284C: Great vintage 1940s knitting pattern for young girl's embroider twin set. This super design is worked in vintage 3ply or modern 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 8-10 years or 28 inch bust. You can use the sleeve patterns for either a long sleeved or short sleeved jumper or the same for the cardigan.

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vintage girls jumper knitting pattern 1920s

Sentinel 418: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern 1920s. This lovely pattern is from the late 1920s or early 1930s, the little buttons at the neck are a lovely detail. Knitted in 3ply which is similar to modern 4ply and will fit 10-12 years or 29 inch chest and 12-14 years as sown on cover or 30 inch chest. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage sentinelgirls dress knitting pattern 1930s

Sentinel 450: Fabulous 1930 vintage knitting pattern for little girls dress. This delightful pattern has a little collar and row of pearl buttons down bodice, draw string waist and is worked in vintage 3ply wool, so try modern 4ply in a tension square as this is more like the thickness of ply in the 1930s. This little dress is to fit 2-4 years with 26 inch chest. Length 19 inches  (adjustable) Work in modern 3ply if you would like a smaller size. Instructions for knickers included. So sweet!

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vintage sentinel girls dress vintage knitting pattern 1930s

Sentinel 452: Fabulous 1930s girls dress vintage knitting pattern. This lovely pattern is for the older girl and is knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting in a tension square for this one. There are instructions for the belt  as well. To fit 6-8 years 27 inch chest. To make a smaller size use 3 or 4 ply and change needles to match working a tension square to make sure of the size. Length 24 inches (adjustable)

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vintage girls dress knitting pattern 1930s Sentinel 503: Fabulous 1930s girls dress vintage knitting pattern. This lovely pattern is for little girls 3-4 years. It is knitted in vintage 4ply, called opera which was a silk and wool mix.  It has a little roll collar and half belt with knitted flower motifs (instructions included in pattern) Try modern double knitting as well as modern 4ply in a tension square for this one. There are instructions for knickers  as well. To fit 25 inch chest. To make a smaller size use 3 or 4 ply and change needles to match working a tension square to make sure of the size. Length 18.5 inches (adjustable)

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Sentinel517: Great vintage knitting pattern for girls coat and beret 1930s. This is a lovely pattern for 4-6 years old and 26 inch chest. Beret is 19 inches when stretched. Knitted in thick double knitting yarn and super large button, easy to knit and ideal for that special occasion or re-enactment weekends - get the kids to join in.

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vintage dress for toddler knitting pattern 1940s Stitchcraft 164: Great vintage dress knitting pattern for toddler from the 1930s. This one is to fit a 2 year old and is knitted in vintage 4ply, so try modern double knitting in a tension square. Trimmed with angora with pretty mother of pearl buttons on the double breasted bodice and a little belt to give style to a young lady - original was knitted in pink with white angora collar. The box pleats are easy to make. There are some pictures on the back of patterns that were available at the time this one was printed, some of which I have in my collection.

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boys tank top slip over knitting pattern from 1940s

Target 642: Great vintage boys slip over or tank top knitting pattern from 1940s. This classic design is to fit boys 8-10 years or 29 inch chest. Always work a tension square. Try modern 4ply for this one. Quick and easy to make for those school projects, re-enactment, themed weddings etc.

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vintage boys fair isle sleeveless sweater tank top 1940s knitting pattern

Target 1144: Great vintage knitting pattern for boys slip overs plain and fair isle 1940s. This pattern has instructions for two different tank tops for boys. one is in fair isle to fit 8-10 years or 26 inch chest and the other to fit 6-8 years with penguin round the border. Both are knitted in the equivalent of modern day 4ply. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. Great for authenticity for costume in theatre, film, period events and museum displays.

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vintage girls dress  and suit knitting pattern 1930s

Templetons 20: Great vintage little girls dress knitting pattern from 1930s. This one is for a 2-3 year old or  a little lass with 24 inch chest. Knitted in similar yarn to modern 4ply, but work a tension square.  Bodice is double breasted with little button and small roll collar and easy one row pattern skirt.

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vintage girls suit knitting pattenf rom 1930s

Templetons 201: Great vintage girls suit knitting pattern from 1930s. To fit 8-10 years or 30 inch chest knitted in 4ply yarn, but always work a tension square and change needles or to a double knitting yarn if needed. This set has a placket jumper with contrast colour and pleated skirt.

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vintage baby dress knitting patterns

Templetons 231: Great baby vintage knitting pattern 1930s. There are instructions for the dress, 22 inch chest and matching cardigan 23 inch chest, little jersey for boy 23 inch chest, and a little cardigan 22 inch chest. Opalsheen was a baby wool made with rayon mixture that gave the yarn a subtle shine and would have knitted to a modern 4ply, but work a tension square first to check tension - 7st to 1", 8 rows to 1" on size 9 imperial needles (3.75mm).

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vintage cable sweater for boys 1950s knitting pattern

Templetons 966: Great vintage boy's knitting pattern for cable jumpers 1940s. This pattern has instructions for both designs shown, short or long sleeve jumpers. To fit 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14 years old or 28, 30 and 32 inch chest. Knitted in double knitting wool, always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage girls double breasted cardigan knitting pattern 1950s

Templetons 1050: Great vintage girl's knitting pattern for double breasted cardigan and skirt set from the 1940s. This super retro cardigan is knitted in a simple pattern and has the classic double breasted styling. To fit 24-26 inch chest and 28-30 inch chest in 4ply. Always work a tension square - yarn was becoming more universal in plys by this time, but still you MUST work a tension square to be sure the garment will fit when finished. The skirt is also easy to knit, length is adjustable, waist is turned over and elastic run through.

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vintage viyella boys jumper knitting pattern 1940s Viyella 3287: Great vintage boy's classic jumper knitting pattern from 1940s. This pattern has instructions for the V neck shown plus a collar jumper, polo jumper and a round neck sleeveless tank top. To fit boys age 8-10 or 26 inch chest. Try modern 4ply for these as it looks as though this might work.

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vintage little girls suit knitting pattern from 1940s Viyella 3265: Great vintage girl's knitted suit knitting pattern from late1930s. This wartime pattern has instructions for three different sets, the jumper and gored skirt shown knitted in double knitting to fit 24 inch chest, the one below that has a collar to the jumper and one that has a pleated skirt and round neck jumper in brick pattern in 4ply. Always work a tension square. Booklet is in lovely condition, is small format and has 8 pages. The skirts are buttoned on to a petticoat top.

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Viyella 3265: This is one of the sets in the above booklet. The skirt is wide pleats and the jumper has collar and cable yoke. Knitted in 24 inch chest and is knitted in double knitting. Always work a tension square.

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Viyella 3304:  Great vintage little boys knitted suit pattern from 1930s. There are instructions for three different sets as shown on the front cover. To fit 2-3 years or 22-23 inch chest knitted in 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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weldons63 vintage 1930s little girls dress knitting pattern Weldons 63: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from 1920's or early 30's. This easy to knit design is so retro and with a little of embroidery makes it so pretty or there is the alternative yoke and hem line that is worked in moss stitch. Can also be made with the puff sleeves or long sleeves gathered at the cuff. To fit 23 inch chest. Knitted in 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage weldons dress knitting pattern for little girl 1940s

Weldons 211: Great vintage little girls dress knitting pattern from 1930s. This stunning pattern is for a super dress  with high puff sleeves and patterned bodice. To fit 3-5 years or  24 inch chest. And is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. This is referred to as Bluebell stitch, but I have also seen it called Tulip Stitch. Sooo pretty.

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vintage girls coat and hat knitting pattern 1940s

Weldons 245: Great vintage girl's beret and coat knitting pattern late 1930s. Smart little coat and beret set to fit 2-4 years old, fitted double breasted and with ric-rac braid trim. Worked in vintage 4ply and needles suggest that modern 4ply should work well in the instance. Always work at tension square.  To fit 27 inch chest so will fit a 24-25 inch chest child. Knitted in simple double moss stitch. Very easy to knit this one - great for authenticity for costume in theatre, film, period events and museum displays.

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vintage girls dress pattern 1930s

Weldons 259: Great vintage 1930's knitting pattern for little girl's dress - so sweet! To fit 3-5 years 23"-24" chest, can be made longer or shorter. With dainty smocked yoke, so easy to create this effect, it is merely rib and then a few stitches to bring the groups together on alternate rows - very effective, also pretty button detail. Worked in vintage 3ply so use modern 4ply, if you wish a smaller size then use modern 3ply.

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vintage girls sun suit knitting pattern from 1940s

Weldons 342C: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's sun frock and bolero from 1940s. I love this set there instructions for pretty gored sun dress and panties to match also a bolero with contrast edges. To fit 4-5 years, bolero to fit 23 inch chest. Try modern 4ply for this little set and change needles if needed.

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vintage girls coat knitting pattern 1930s

Weldons 379: Another super vintage knitting pattern for little girl's coat from the 1930s. To fit 4-5 years in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Pretty light weight Princess line style, beautifully fitted with graceful panels, knitted in stocking stitch and moss stitch - could not be easier! To fit 25 inch chest Length is 19 inches but this is adjustable.

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girls cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s 3-11 years Weldons 385: Great vintage little girl's v neck cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This design is quick and easy to knit. To fit 3-5, 6-8 and 9-11 years or 22, 25, 27 inch chest. Try modern 4ply for this one, always work a tension square as directed.

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vintage bolero for child 1940s

Weldons 386: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's bolero and short sleeved jacket with embroidery from the late 1930's. Worked in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and see if you need to change needles to get correct tension. To fit chest 26"-27" bust for the jacket and the bolero will fit from 23"-27" inch chest as it is open. There is a long sleeved option on each design.

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vintage childs dress knitting pattern weldons 432 1940s

Weldons 432: Fabulous baby dress vintage knitting pattern 1940s. This super pattern has the easy leaf pattern and is knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to get the size stated or modern 3ply for a smaller size. To fit 1-2 and 2-3 years. Instructions for long or short sleeves and the collar is also optional. I am just going to knit this one in cashmere and put it on my Alpaca Angels baby wear pages!

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vintage girls cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s to fit 6-10 years Weldons 505: Great vintage girl's cable cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This design is to fit 6-8, and 8-10 years or 26 and and 29 inch chest. Change of needles creates change of size. Always work a tension square. Try modern 3ply or 4ply and adjust with change of needles.

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vintage gilrs jumper knitting pattern from weldons 1940s

Weldons 509: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern from the 1940s. This lovely button up cardigan pattern has nice cable panels and flower decoration down front panel. To fit 6-8 years or 27 inch chest. Knitted in vintage 3ply that would translate to modern 4ply, always work a tension square. Buttons rest on a crochet flower base which is sewn round button hole to create the flower when buttoned up. The original design had three green and two red alternately - instructions for making these included in pattern. Unusual pattern, very retro.

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vintage girls skirt and jumper knitting pattern 1940s

Weldons 526: Great vintage knitting pattern from the late 1930s for girl's jacket and skirt and little jumper with collar and lace zig-zag, design, to fit 3-4 years old  or 24" chest. Worked in vintage 3ply so use modern 4ply, lovely retro pattern for those summer re-enactment weekends as these patterns continued during the war as it was cheaper to reproduce than make new ones. So many of the Bestway and Weldons of this era ran from the mid 30's to late 40's

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sleevless pullovers or tank tops for boys and girls 1940s

Weldon 623: Great vintage slipover, tank top or sleeveless pullover for boy or girl from 1940s. This pattern should fit 8-10 years and knitted in 3ply. Try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles to get correct size. There are two designs a broken rib and a block cable. 30 inch chest.

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vintage childs chicken cardigan 1930s weldon640

Weldon 640: Great little vintage cardigan pattern for youngster 1930s. This is very easy to do as the chicks are embroidered on after knitting is finished in cross stitch.(chart provided) can be worked as intarsia if wished. To fit 1-2 years, chest 23 inches. Worked in vintage 3ply so try a tension square in modern 4ply and change needles if needed.  Sweet little pattern.

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vintage knitting pattern for girls twinset from 1940s Weldons 649: Great vintage little girl's twin set knitting pattern from 1940s. This delightful little pair are showing the twin set and the jumper. To fit 4-6 years or 24 inch chest and knitted in 3ply, for a large sizes try modern 4ply. Trellis pattern is used to good effect.

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vintage weldons little girls dress 696

Weldons 696: Great vintage little girl's dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This little sweetie is wearing a dress with smocked bodice and puff sleeved knitted with contrast at colour. The smocking is created with a rib that has a thread taken across the stitches to catch them together just like smocking. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square to fit 24 inch chest or 2-3 years.

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1940s boys tank top and pullover knitting pattern7-14 years Weldons 839: Great vintage knitting pattern for boy's slip over or tank top from 1940s. This leaflet also has instructions for long sleeved pullover with v neck to fit 12-14 years or 33 inch chest. The slip over also has a v neck and is to fit 7-9 years and is knitted in a simple basket stitch to fit 28-30 inch chest. Both are knitted in 3ply, always work a tension square.

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vintage 1940s childs cardigan knitting patterns

Weldons A931: Lovely vintage 1940s knitting pattern for short or long sleeved summer cardigan for girls aged 2-6 years 23" chest and 25.5 " chest in vintage 3ply, so use modern 4ply as this is nearer the thickness of old 3ply. Work tension square first to see if you need to change needles. Some wear to pattern but clean and sound.

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vintage knitting pattern for boys ties and girls gloves 1950s

Weldons B929: Lovely pattern for fabulous tie for a wee chap and lacy gloves for him or her, knitted in crochet cotton. Gloves fit 2-4 years and 4-6 years Great Christmas gifts with a retro feel.

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vintage childs stripe cardigan and jumper set knitting pattern 1940s

Weldons A954: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's stripe twin set 1940s. This pattern has instructions for a short sleeved jumper and button up cardigan worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square as needles suggested are for 4ply yarn. With Magyar sleeves (knitted in with the front and back). The shades used in this one was  rose, green and white. To fit 22-24 inch chest.

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vintage boys buster suit knitting pattern form 1940s Weldons A991: Great vintage knitting pattern for little buster suit and swim trunks from 1940s. This little suit is to fit 21-23 inch chest and is knitted in 3ply, try modern 4ply for a larger size or change needles. Always work a tension square. Swim trunks are to fit 23-25 inch hips, these can be knitted in a 4ply and are in a single rib stitch.

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boys swim trunks knitting pattern from 1940s
vintage wartime boys and girls button up jacket weldons A1021 1940s

Weldons A1021: Great vintage childs jacket vintage knitting pattern 1940s. Another of those super war time patterns that brings back memories. These useful little jackets were so popular, often seen in photographs on little evacuees. This pattern ranges in sizes from 4-14 years and worked in double knitting. Chest size from 25-32inch chest. Great for re enactment day, school projects, museum projects

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girsl twin set knitting pattern from 1940s Weldons A1066: Great vintage teenager's twin set knitting pattern from 1940s. This very pretty set is knitted in 4ply, always work a tension square. To fit 12-16 year old or 30-31 inch chest and 32-33 inch bust for the older size. The cable on the cardigan is repeated at the yoke of the jumper, there are small buttons at the shoulder.

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Vintage Childrens Knitting Patterns from The Retro Knitting Company

Weldons 1073: Odd little pattern for odd bits of wool!  Tie, bow tie and slipper socks in 3ply nylon.  Socks are for 2 years old to adults - Christmas 2009 revival? some wear and creases but sound and clean. 1940's For more children's socks see  new Socks and Slipper pages

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vintage boys buster or play suit vintage knitting pattern Weldons A1100 1940s

Weldons A1100C: Great vintage knitting pattern boys suit 1940s. This lovely pattern has instructions for the sweet little cardigan suit for small boys 2-4 years. Button up jacket and little shorts, so retro, great for those re enactment weekends so the little ones can join in too! Knitted in double knitting this set is quick and easy to knit, chest 22.5-23.5 inches. This little jacket could be worn with flannel shorts also to look authentic.

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vintage boys and girls double breasted short jacket knitting pattern from1 940s Weldons A1107: Great vintage boy's and girl's double breasted jackets knitting pattern from 1940s. These little jackets are knitted in 3ply wool to fit 2-12 years or 22-23 inch chest, 23-25 inch chest, 25-27 inch chest, 27-29 inch chest and 29-31 inch chest. Worked in double moss stitch throughout. You could use modern 4ply and knit a size smaller, always work a tension square.

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vintage boys slip over tank top sleeveless pullover 1940s jumper knitting pattern weldons a1110

Weldons A1110: Great vintage boys slip over tank top knitting pattern 1940s. This classic slip over knitting pattern is so smart and would look just as up to date now as in the austere war years when it was published. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. There are 7 size in all to fit 2-16 years old (22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 32 inch chest). Great for those re-enactment weekends, plays and film wardrobe, weddings and other special occasions, so smart and timeless.

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vintage weldons knitting patternchilds cardigan 1940

Weldons A1222: Great vintage child's cardigan knitting pattern 1940s. This little wartime pattern is so cute, little cardigan with collar and contrasting bands of  ridge pattern. Stripes of colour could be added for  further dimension to this little number. To fit 2-3 and 4-5 year old. (22-23 inch chest.) The ridge pattern is so easy to knit and this one is knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square. You could use modern 3ply for a smaller size or modern double knitting for a larger size. Main part knitted in one until arm hole is reached then fronts and back finished separately.

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girls 1940s jumper knitting pattern

Wolsey 493: Great vintage knitting pattern for girl's jacket 1930s. This is a lovely pattern for a well fitting, deep waisted cardigan or jacket with a collar to fit 30-32 inch bust. Knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Very easy design, but smart and very retro.

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vintage dress and knickers knitting pattern 1940s

Wolsey 911: Great vintage knitting pattern for girls dress and knickers from 1940s. To fit 3-4 years worked in vintage 3ply, for smaller size use modern 3ply but for size stated use modern 4ply and change needles if needed. To fit chest 22 inches. Always work a tension square.

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vintage girls pretty jumper from 1940s with fair isle border WW464FI: Great vintage girl's jumper knitting pattern with fair isle trip from 1940s. This pretty little jumper is knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 3ply Shetland or merino wool. To fit 4-6 years or 26 inch chest use modern 4ply for larger size but allow more main colour if you do. Always work a tension square.

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vintage womans weekly knitting pattern no 16 boys suit and girls jumper 1930s Woman's Weekly 16: Fabulous vintage knitting pattern for little boy's suit and girl's jumper from 1930s. There are instructions for plain little shorts and the stripe jumper with deep rib with back opening. To fit 28 inch chest for girls and 24 inch chest for little boys. Modern 4ply is suggest for this one, always work a tension square.

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